The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet is titled “Education and India’s Poverty”. The text is derived from a lecture delivered by Prof. V. V. John. An eminent educationist himself, the speaker has presented his views on the very important relationship between education and poverty in India. The prose is extremely lucid and should be a treat to the reader even today, since India has much to achieve in both domains – education and poverty.